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[liberationtech] Airline Shutdown Because of Loss of Internet Service? MICHAEL GURSTEIN AND YOSSEM

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 01:29:24 PDT 2013


Not a problem Sheila... (good suggestion I'll do it as well :)

Best,

Mike

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[mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Sheila Parks
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 4:17 AM
To: liberationtech
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Airline Shutdown Because of Loss of Internet
Service? MICHAEL GURSTEIN AND YOSSEM
Importance: High

I would like to post this on my FB wall

Would that be all right?

Seems to me to be very important, with all the horrible talk going on in
favor of internet voting

I await your response

Thank you,

Sheila

At 03:45 AM 6/6/2013, you wrote:
>This is probably not a Liberation issue directly but I'm not sure where 
>else to address it...
>
>Sunday I was flying (Porter Airlines--small short hop Canadian carrier) 
>from NYC to Ottawa, ON with a plane change in Toronto. When we arrived 
>in Toronto we were informed that "because the Internet was down" planes 
>were not able to land or depart.  The company's service was completely 
>shut down for roughly 4 hours until the "Internet service" was restored 
>(presumably by their ISP).
>
>I understand that other airlines have had similar experiences recently.
>
>My question... how exactly is Internet service so intertwined with 
>flight operations that service can function only if the Internet is
operational?
>(And I guess the Liberation angle... if this is now pervasive for all 
>airlines what is the hackable element of all this and where are the 
>points of vulnerability etc.etc.?
>
>M
>
>
>
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